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It was bound to happen and it was only right that someone bring out R. Kelly at this year’s Lollapalooza festival. That duty was brought to fruition by Chance the Rapper who closed out the show on the large Perry Stage on Sunday night.

Chance introduced the controversial R&B star halfway through his performance, as he joined him on stage for “Acid Rain.” Kelly then launched into a three-song set including “The World’s Greatest,” “Bump N’ Grind” and “Ignition (Remix).”

Check out some official footage below courtesy of VIBE:


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DJ Cassidy is making history as he brings iconic musicians together for his incredible upcoming album Paradise Royale. The projects second single “Make The World Go Round” with R. Kelly has been climbing the charts and making it’s way into the hearts of music lovers everywhere.

Hopefully you’ve heard the song, hopefully you’ve watched the fun-filled music video, but now Cassidy is giving us a look behind-the-scenes at the making of the incredible song. Featuring some of music’s most legendary talents the clip includes footage of musicians like Ndugu Chancler, Wah Wah Watson, Marcus Miller, Ira Siegel, Jerry Hey and more, as well as R. Kelly talking about why he did the record after Cassidy chased him for over 2 years.

Check out the making of the incredible record below!


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Jennifer Hudson is turning on the flame and pulling out her dancing shoes! Releasing the official audio for her R.Kelly assisted track, “It’s Your World,” the songstress places her big vocals on top of the dance floor ready house track.

Singing out, “It’s your world baby and everything in it,” the new collaboration, which was produced by DJ Terry Hunter, shows both singers in their element of celebratory love. Adding in his own vibe to the song, Kellz was the prime candidate to call on for the new single.

In addition to releasing the audio for her newest single, J.Hud also gave fans a first listen to select songs from her upcoming third studio album. Including the previously released “Walk It Out” and “I Can’t Describe,” plus two more brand new songs, the five track sampler has us excited for Jennifer’s anticipated new LP.

Take a listen below!


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Lady Gaga and R. Kelly’s delayed video for “Do What U Want” was mysteriously scrapped, but a snippet of the controversial clip has now hit the net.

The Terry Richardson-directed video was shot in September and was expected to debut in December. But in January, Gaga posted a message on her website blaming the delay on time constraints and “those who have betrayed me.”


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Love makes the world go round, and the party starters are here to spread the joy. DJ Cassidy links up with his pal R. Kelly for the fun-filled visual to their hit single “Make The World Go Round.”

The fellas take over a subway car and bring the party with them in the X-directed video. Cassidy pushes play on his boombox and Kellz gets the ladies out of their seats. Passengers of all ages and races join in the fun, while Cassidy leads the car in a steppers’ groove.

The DJ, who’s spun for everyone from the Carters to the Obamas, will release his debut album Paradise Royale this summer featuring Usher, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Estelle, Kelly Rowland, CeeLo Green and more.

Enjoy the video below!


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Oh yea? Kellz demos … we are always here for that! Tyrese made an incredible comeback with his Grammy-nominated album Open Invitation in 2011, and one of the featured tracks entitled “Angel” was penned by his friend and one of his musical mentors R. Kelly.

The version that ended up on Ty’s album was a duet with a female singer Candace, but as you can hear here, Kellz writes and sings both parts, along with both male and female voices on the bridge.  Another example of the genius that is R. Kelly, and a great additional to any fans collection.

Take a listen below!


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R. Kelly The Essential Album

R. Kelly is currently traveling the country on his “Black Panties Tour,” which will hit Jacksonville, Florida this Friday, April 25 on it’s next stop. While he has plenty of new music in the works that fans are already anticipating, his diehard fans will be able to add another release to their collections this May.

RCA will be releasing the official best-of album ‘The Essential R. Kelly‘ under the Jive label on May 19. The set will feature his biggest hits including “Down Low,” “Bump & Grind,” “Ignition (Remix),” “When A Woman Loves,” “I Believe I Can Fly” and many more.

Take a look at the promo video below:


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Following the release of his Jesse J & Robin Thicke featured jam, “Calling All Hearts”, DJ Cassidy is back again with a new one for you to rock to!

Featuring the Pied-Piper of R&B, R.Kelly, the musical mastermind gives fans a heavy hitter guaranteed to make you shake your groove thang (yeah, yeah). Titled, “Make The World Go Round“, the two-step infused single will have you forgetting all of your worries for the day.

Set to release his debut album Paradise Royale in June, the 10-track album will host features from CeeLo Green, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Estelle, Passion Pit, Kelly Rowland, Chromeo and of course, R. Kelly, Jessie J and Robin Thicke.

Sure to be a party starter this summer, we can’t wait for the new disc to drop! Until we get it though, take a listen to the old school vibe below:


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Keyshia Cole & R. Kelly

Keyshia Cole is looking to make a big comeback with her forthcoming sixth studio album. Following the release of her two brand new singles “Rick James” and “Next Time,” the R&B diva hit the studio to work with none other than R. Kelly this week.

Taking to Instagram to share a pic, she said they are working on tracks in the style of Kellz classic “When A Woman’s Fed Up.”

“#Studio wit Kellz @RKelly #WhenAWomansFedUp type shit


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Tamar Braxton performing live

R&B fans get ready, there is a new must-go-to tour! It has been announced today that Tamar Braxton will heading back out on the road for two 2014 tours, one of which is in support of R. Kelly!

After opening for John Legend last year, the Grammy-nominated diva will support the R&B King on his upcoming arena trek starting April 18 in Montgomery, Ala. through May 11 in Louisville, Ky.

Following her dates with Kellz, she will launch her own headlining “Love and War” tour, beginning May 16 in Miami and ending June 23 in San Francisco. Tickets go on sale March 28 at

In between touring and readying her next Love and War single “Pieces,” she will return to television as one of the hosts of the syndicated talk show “The Real,” which is set to air nationwide this fall.

Check out all the tour dates below:

R. Kelly Tour Dates with Tamar Braxton

April 18 – Montgomery, AL – Acadome at Alabama State University
April 19 – Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Arena
April 25 – Jacksonville, FL – Jacksonville Arena
April 26 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
May 1 – Tampa, FL – Times Arena
May 3 – Jackson, MS – JSU Stadium
May 4 – Greenville, SC – Bi-Lo Center
May 9 – Bossier City, LA – Century Link Center
May 10 – North Little Rock, AR – Verizon Arena
May 11 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center

“Love and War” Tour Dates

May 16 – Miami, FL – Fillmore
May 18 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
May 21 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore
May 22 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
May 26 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
May 28 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
May 29 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
May 30 – Mashantucket, CT – MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort
June 3 – Detroit, MI – The Garden Theater
June 6 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
June 9 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
June 11 – Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
June 14 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
June 16 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
June 17 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
June 20 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
June 23 – San Francisco, CA – Regency


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